Basia Bulat - Tall Tall Shadow

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Far, far too slow on this one but here's a quick post to hopefully catch a few of you who have likewise missed its release, amongst the whole Haim vs Justin Timberlake 'top of the charts battle', the Miley Cryus vs Sinead O'Connor 'arguement' and the greatly written / terribly sad it needs to be article about the abuse female musicians receive by Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry, the music world continues as normal and one such release out this week is the third album by Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat entitled Tall Tall Shadow.

I'm going to focus on the two tracks that have supported the release, the title track and "It Can't Be You", both included below. "Tall Tall Shadow" is the ideal lead track and introduction to the album, with a transcendent melody that builds and sparkles with an uplifting spirit and beauty, full of strength and charm building to an almost perfect power pop track.

Elsewhere the release is more melancholic and affecting, as shown on the devastating "It Can't Be You", highlighting Basia's extraordinary tone and voice amongst sparser, delightfully picked arrangements. Two sides to an artist I really should have discovered sooner and both magnificent.

Tall Tall Shadow was released by Secret City this week and is available on CD/LP and the usual - order here. Basia plays London's The Islington on October 23rd.